22 episodes

Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. On this podcast, Abby Rose Morris interviews fat people in all areas of entertainment about where fatphobia shows up in their artistic lives, the fat characters that have impacted them, and the changes they would like to see regarding the treatment of body size in the arts. Join us as we challenge stereotypes of fat bodies, honor the power of representation, and dream of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

More Than Tracy Turnblad Abby Rose Morris

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

Body size diversity in entertainment is an issue that often goes unspoken or ignored by the artistic community, but is deeply felt by those who (literally) don't fit into the ideal. On this podcast, Abby Rose Morris interviews fat people in all areas of entertainment about where fatphobia shows up in their artistic lives, the fat characters that have impacted them, and the changes they would like to see regarding the treatment of body size in the arts. Join us as we challenge stereotypes of fat bodies, honor the power of representation, and dream of how entertainment can evolve to become more inclusive.

    Round is a Curve with Elle Baez & Marlee Dater, Founders of Curvy Artists Collective

    Round is a Curve with Elle Baez & Marlee Dater, Founders of Curvy Artists Collective

    If you ever wanted to hear Abby attempt a Gollum voice, this is the episode for you!!! This week, she reveals that there is actually one fat trope she loves (the soft, sensitive, kind fat boy) and notes that most of them are named Sam. Then she is joined by singer/songwriter Elle Baez (she/her) and healing artist Marlee Dater (she/they), founders of Curvy Artists Collective, an online community for curvy creatives! They chat about Elle's experiences with fatphobia and racism in the music industry, Marlee's encounters with weight stigma in spiritual communities, and why both of them decided to transition away from theatre. They also discuss fat camp, Hamilton, being the funny fat friend onstage and in real life, the dark side of losing weight, and the importance of community in fighting fatphobia.

    Join the Curvy Artists Collective: https://www.facebook.com/groups/curvyartistscollective
    CAC on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/curvyartistscollective/
    CAC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/curvyartistscollective

    Elle's web site: https://www.ellebaez.com
    Elle's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elle_baez/
    Elle on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6my64u4SYBvDcURMWurbfs?si=4efEaut9SQ2Cpv1bo8LprQ

    Marlee's web site: https://www.marleedater.com
    Marlee's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marlee.dater/?hl=en

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
    Logo design by Abby Martino

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Fat Don't Crack with West End Actress Jenny O'Leary

    Fat Don't Crack with West End Actress Jenny O'Leary

    Alternate title for this episode: "I made it through our entire interview without obnoxiously complimenting Jenny's accent, are you proud of me???" First, Abby debunks the stereotype that fatness is associated with (and caused by) depression. Then she is joined by Jenny O'Leary, a West End musical theatre actress who originated the role of Martha Dunnstock in Heathers in the UK. They talk about the British school system, arts funding, college auditions, the flaws in Martha's characterization, ageism, the roller coaster fear, Les Miserables, and why they both feel insulted when they're told they should play Tracy Turnblad!

    Jenny's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennyoleary90/
    Jenny's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jennyoleary90

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
    Logo design by Abby Martino

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Sour Kangaroo is Sexy! with Jenna Leigh Miller

    The Sour Kangaroo is Sexy! with Jenna Leigh Miller

    In honor of season 3's recent release, Abby lists all the wonderful things about Shrill! Then she is joined by actor, social media manager, and branding coach Jenna Leigh Miller to discuss self-limitation, brand v. type, rock musicals, Ado Annie, looking for the fattest dancer in every Broadway show, and Jenna's experience playing Tracy Turnblad twice.

    Jenna's web site: https://www.jennaleighmiller.com
    Jenna's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennaleighmiller/
    Problem Solved: https://www.problemsolvedbyjenna.com

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
    Logo design by Abby Martino

    • 57 min
    Butch in the Looks, Femme in the Spirit with Provvidenza Catalano

    Butch in the Looks, Femme in the Spirit with Provvidenza Catalano

    Abby talks about her recent PCOS diagnosis and why people don't need to be absolved of responsibility for their fatness. Then she is joined by performance artist and space maker Provvidenza Catalano (they/them) to discuss desirability politics, emotional labor, The L Word, transmasculine beauty standards, and how fatness intersects with queerness.

    Provvidenza's web site: https://www.provvidenzac.com
    Provvidenza's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/provvidenzac/
    Provvidenza's TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeGUFjUg/

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
    Logo design by Abby Martino

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Curvy Tummy with Clare Rea

    Curvy Tummy with Clare Rea

    Abby gives her take on the controversy around the recent New York Times article that cited performers' weight gain as an impediment to Broadway reopening. Then she is joined by plus model and actress Clare Rea (she/her). They discuss the difference between entertainment industry fat and real life fat, Clare's appearance in Seventeen Magazine, Katy Perry's Firework, giving up dieting, BFA programs, body positivity, being a fat dancer, and the importance of interrogating your attitude toward your own body size. Also dropping today is Abby's guest episode on the podcast Playdate where she and hosts Kait and Julia discuss the play Fat Pig. Head to the More Than Tracy Turnblad Instagram to see baby Clare in Seventeen!

    Clare's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyclarerea/

    Abby's Playdate Episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/3DQ1kr4lR4VugciQfYwWOE?si=yHjynmwVRqK3vHcpgzXOhQ&dl_branch=1
    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
    Logo design by Abby Martino

    • 1 hr 29 min
    We Want to Make Everything into Spice Girls with Maddie McClouskey

    We Want to Make Everything into Spice Girls with Maddie McClouskey

    Abby rants about heteronormative height preferences in the arts and in dating. Then she is joined by Maddie McClouskey (they/she), an actor, writer, singing server at Marie's Crisis, and host of Theatre Games on Pop Culture Coop. Abby and Maddie discuss Doc Martens, early puberty, trauma responses, being weighed in elementary school math class, industry abuse, Spongebob, size and gender expression, neurodivergence, and being blocked on Twitter by Roseanne Barr.

    TRIGGER WARNING! This episode contains weight numbers, a brief mention of grooming, and talk about intimate partner abuse (verbal/emotional).

    Maddie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soundofmaddie/?hl=en
    Maddie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/soundofmaddie?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
    Maries Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mariescrisiscafegroup

    Abby's web site: http://abbyrosemorris.com
    Abby's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyrosemorris

    http://www.morethantracyturnblad.com
    Follow @morethantracyt on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok!
    Produced by Abby Rose Morris and Maxwell Kagan
    Logo design by Abby Martino

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

sdresch ,

Important perspective that should be increasingly elevated

Abby and her guests have opened my mind to how fat phobic and exclusive so much of the world is, particularly in theater and in entertainment. It shouldn’t be solely on fat folks to do this work to make the rest of us aware of their experiences, but I’m really grateful to Abby for creating this space and sharing her stories and those of her guests.

lserver ,

One of the best

This is one of the best podcasts out there for this subject. Abby’s fun and informational approach brings in lots of aspects of the Arts and Fat Representation in a really professional manner. Every episode is great listen and truly good stuff!

Ashley M says ,

Abby is a scholar and a star

I love this podcast! The guests are each so talented and interesting. Plus Abby is really funny passionate and inquisitive. I love this show and am so happy I found it.

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